We also learned that the current landfill area in use and under preparation will be at capacity (at the current rate of use) by 2038. It was a surprise to learn that the landfill is water and airtight so that the trash doesn’t decompose. After the bus tour, which took about ½ hour, we went inside the recycling facility for discussion, review of proper deposition of various types of materials, and viewed a film showing how the multistream recycling process works which is impressive! We highly recommend that others take the time to go on a tour which can be scheduled by going to http://www.rirrc.org/resident/tours-at-rirrc/tours-for-small-groups-needing-transporation/ Visits scheduled during the week give an opportunity to see the MRF in action. RIRRC also does school tours and presentations and can schedule public presentations. If you have questions about what to do with specific materials, consult their A – Z list http://www.rirrc.org/questions/a-to-z-list/ .